Carreras triumphs in the opera “El Juez”

Carreras triumphs in the opera “El Juez”

PK 10 Jahre Opernhaus 

Wien, Theater an der Wien, 22. 09. 2015


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Carreras triumphs in the opera “El Juez” – 2016 in Vienna!

José Carreras celebrated a “triumphant return to the opera stage” in Austrian composer Christian Kolonovits’ opera “El Juez“  (The Judge). After performances in Bilbao and at the Festspiele Erl in 2014 as well as at the Mariinsky II in 2015, startenor José Carreras will portray this fantastic character at the “Theater an der Wien” in Vienna. At a press conference on stage of the opera house GM Roland Geyer announced that the premiere will take place on July 2nd 2016. Kupfer Kultur is the co-producer of this successful opera.

“El Juez“: a few press commentaries

“José Carreras still has it at 67!  After an 8 year absence, the star tenor’s return to the opera stage was met with standing ovations, rapturous applause and loud cries of “bravo”… a dream comeback!“
Die Zeit, 27/4/14

“…it was not only an acclaimed comeback, it was a triumph…”,
ORF 2 , Kulturmontag 8/8/14

“…with just a few gestures, Carreras makes the character of the wavering judge believable. His stage presence is evident and he still possesses the parlando and diction associated with the greatest singers…”
Süddeutsche Zeitung

“…even José Carreras’ biggest fans were sceptical when the tenor’s new opera plans were first revealed.   However, once you have experienced “El Juez” at Festspielhaus Erl for yourself, you will soon feel ashamed of your initial scepticism and will extend your sincerest thanks to the composer, Christian Kolonovits, his librettist, Angelika Messner and the initiator Carreras for a truly wonderful evening!…”
Der neue Merker, 12.8. 2014

“…the audience cheers José Carreras following his latest opera role…”,
Die Welt, 14.8.14

“…José Carreras celebrated a triumphant comeback in the new opera “El Juez”..,
el pais

“…shouts of bravo! José Carreras celebrates a dream comeback..!”,
efe, dpa, Reuters

“…standing ovations for José Carreras…on Saturday evening the audience applauded and showed their appreciation for his title role performance of the judge.”,
Österreich, 11/8/14

“…the return of a world star…”,
Kurier, 8/8/14

“…José Carreras celebrates a dream comeback..“,
Focus, 27/4/14

“…standing ovations for the star tenor José Carreras and the Austrian composer Kolonovits following the premier of “El Juez”…an all-round thoroughly successful production!”,
Kronen-Zeitung, 11/8/14

“…triumph of a world star…”,
Russia 24, Jan 2015